I would like to file for divorce. However I am wondering about the best way to move forward with this. I have heard that if a mother wants placement of the children, never leave the marital residence without them. I want joint custody, with the children residing with me (at least during the school year). Our work schedules are such that H could (and should) see the kids everyday after work and I would then like to have them every school night overnight since I leave much later for work and can (and already do) get them up, ready and off to school. The thing is, my H is not at all the type to give in and just leave when I push the issue of divorce and if I were to try and stay in the house until a temp. sep. order is in place, I would not feel safe. I would prefer H keep the house (for the sake of some normalcy for the kids) and buy me out. I do have a place to stay for awhile while waiting for temp order but it is not in the school district for the kids. How does WI usually handle this and how quick do you get a hearing for the temp. order?